30-September-2016

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1.IWAI clarifies on Gangetic Dolphins.

The report headlined ‘National waterways project threatens Gangetic dolphins: Conservationists’ (Sept. 24) says “the development of the Ganga for shipping  read more

2.Making books accessible to all.

Today is an important day for blind and other print-disabled people across the globe, read more

3.Seeds of discontent?
 On September 5, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released an “Assessment of Food and Environmental Safety”  read more
4.Saving the public university.

The Central government recently announced the setting up of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA),  read more

5.’Miracle’ TB drug hit by low enrolment.

Six months after the launch of ‘miracle’ drug bedaquiline — the most effective treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis —  read more

6.Ghani formalises peace deal with ‘Butcher of Kabul’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani formalized a controversial accord with one of Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords on Thursday,  read more

7.Centre to raise EPF’s equity exposure to 10%

One in every ten rupees parked in your provident fund would now be invested on Dalal Street,  read more

8.Budget merger may need parliament’s nod.

The Centre may have to pass a resolution in Parliament in the upcoming session to finally put an end to the practice of presenting  read more

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1.1.05bn Aadhaar cards issued,’target’20 crore,says UIDAI.

With 1.05 billion Aadhaar biometric ID cards issued till date, the government and regulator are ahead of the curve in the use of IT  read more

2.Bimaru states show major progress in urban reforms.

Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh ­­ traditionally tagged as `Bimaru’ states ­­ have made major progress in urban municipal reforms  read more

3.Govt. notifies 6-member monetary policy committee.

Stage was set on Thursday for a sixmember panel taking over job of setting interest rate after the government notified the new Monetary Policy Committee  read more

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1.India formulates a new clear doctrine to make Pakistan pay.

By permitting the army to conduct a surgical strike on terrorist launch­pads (the actual training camps are closer to the Afghan border)  read more

2.Has Uri been finally avenged?

India’s forces carried out a se­ries of successful pre-emptive surgical strikes 3-5 km across the Line of Control (LC)  read more

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